Courses Exchange Display 2019-2020

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Course title European Labour Markets
Course code EBC2096
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2-9-2019 25-10-2019 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Erik de Regt
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Language of instruction English
* Knowledge of standard labour economic theories
* Understanding of European labour markets and their interaction institutions
* Being able to analyse and report on specific labour market developments
* Being able to analyse and report on the effects of labour market policies
This course provides an introduction in the economic analysis of labour markets characterised by imperfect competition.
Labour has a number of special features that other goods often do not have. For example, there is strong personal involvement, often in long-term relationships, and human capital cannot easily be transferred. Moreover, the wage is not only the price of labour: it is also the most important source of income. Therefore, labour markets are often characterised by a large number of institutions like social norms, unions, government regulation and social policy.
Using the European experience as background, the interaction between the institutions and the labour market, will be an important theme during the course.
Boeri, T. and J. van Ours (2013), The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets, 2nd edition, Princeton University Press. Supplemented with some additional academic articles.
Intermediate micro- and macroeconomic courses (for example, the second-year IES courses EBC2010, Microeconomics: Choices, Markets and Welfare and EBC2040, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy). Typical intermediate books are Varian H.R. (2014), Intermediate Microeconomics, A Modern Approach, 9th edition, Norton, New York.
Burda M. and Ch. Wyplosz (2017), Macroeconomics, A European Tekst, 7th edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Exchange students should be majoring in economics, not in business.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Economics Year 3 Economics Elective(s)
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Emerging Markets Year 3 Elective Course(s)
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